Publication Name: PESA (QLD & NT) Petroleum Symposium 2003
Authors: Graham Pope
Date Published: December 2003
Number of Pages: 9
Reference Type: Magazine Article
Abstract:Southern Pacific Petroleum NL (SPP) is currently producing about 2,700 barrels of oil per stream day (bpsd) from the $360 million Stuart Demonstration Module (Stage 1). Since operation commenced in late 1999, the plant has produced a total of 965,000 barrels of oil, 305,000 in the first six months of 2003. The plant has successfully demonstrated the ATP technology with sustained production of oil from shale. Production ramp-up of Stage 1 has been slower than expected due to the need to reduce air emissions that arose during short runs at the end of 1999.